Spirit of Freedom is probably the most beautiful and luxurious dive boat in the Cairns region. She is a very elegant vessel with spacious cabins, great dive deck and a comfortable lounge. Even with a full boat (max. 26 guests) everyone can find their own private space.
The itineraries offer the opportunity to dive the Ribbon Reefs and some of the fantastic Coral Sea dive sites. The Thursday flight to/from Lizard Island cuts the cruising time by approximately 12 hours, so 2 extra dives can be added to the itinerary!
The Spirit of Freedom is the perfect vessel for divers who like liveaboard trips in great comfort. The spacious saloon resembles a luxury cruise ship. The saloon is equipped with TV, Video Recorder and Stereo system.
Spirit of Freedom is fully air-conditioned and about 37 metres in size. The partially covered sundeck is a good place to relax between dives. On the spacious dive deck is enough room for all your dive gear and for gearing up comfortably. The crew looks after you by providing you with fresh towels after every dive. The only thing you have to do yourself is to dive!
Spirit of Freedom has 11 luxury cabins. All cabins are big in size and feature ensuite bathrooms. The nicest cabin on board is the Ocean View Deluxe (Double Bed) Cabin on the upper deck. Ideal for honeymooners! There is also the Standard Ocean View Cabin (Double Bed) which is a little smaller.
All other cabins are below deck. The Stateroom (Queen Bed - cabin 1) is quite big for liveaboard standards. There is one double bed cabin (cabin 4). All other cabins (cabins 3, 7, 8, 9, 10) can be used as double or twins. Those cabins have a single bed over the double bed. Two quad share cabins (cabins 5, 6) are located at the centre of the vessel.
Dive & Photo Services
With two compressors on board the crew make sure there are always enough full tanks. The diving is mostly done from the dive deck, but there are two dive tenders which can be used to dive from as well. Spirit of Freedom also has electronic stabilisers, which makes her very comfortable also in high seas. Nitrox is available at extra cost.
Analogue camera and strobe (Sea & Sea MX10) are available for hire. A digital camera with u/w housing plus CD-burning service for your results are available. If you bring your own digital camera, you can use the ship's computer system for downloading and burning of your images (fee applies).
PADI advanced dive courses and PADI Nitrox certification courses are offered on request at an extra charge.
* Safety is assured with a Nautilus Lifeline for every diver
* 2 x Bauer 21 CFM Compressors
* DNAx Nitrox Membrane System
* 65 cf & 88 cf aluminium tanks
* INT and DIN (adapters available) & universal tanks
* SUBGEAR XP-3G dive computers (air and Nitrox)
* All individual scuba gear items
* 3mm and 5mm full lengths wetsuits
* 2 x 4.8m dive tenders
While on board Spirit of Freedom you can enjoy access to free WiFi when the boat is in range along certain sectors of the Ribbon Reefs. While at the Coral Sea, and also the regions of the Ribbon Reefs that are out of range, the boat can only rely on satellite phone and fax communications.
We think ...
Beautiful yacht - excellent diving - great crew and food. The Ocean View Cabins on the upper deck are our first recommendation. Cabins on lower deck are also comfortable and spacious.